On a wet day why not head underground to one of the areas many caves and caverns.........try Pooles Cavern
, the world famous Blue John Cavern
or Speedwell Cavern
with an undergorund boat trip.
Visit the home of Emma Bridgewater
pottery in Stoke on Trent, perhaps Wedgwood
or even Denby
Why not relax at a spa such as Brackendale Spa
near Carsington Water.
Watersports at Carsington Water
A fantastic collection of National Trust properties are on your doorstep including Sudbury Museum of Childhood
, Ilam Park
and Kedleston Hall
or see their Peak Disitrict
website for more details.
The award winning Trentham Estate
has something for everyone from shopping, beautiful gardens, boat rides and a Monkey Forest.
Guardian Recommended Walk in the Manifold Valley
Take a 'Gourmet Walk' in the Peak District with local business Rock and Fell
Why not visit the beautiful Yeaveley Estate
to try your hand at clay pigeon shooting, archery and fly fishing?
Take a ride on the Churnet Valley Railway through the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands. After reopening a line up to Cauldon Lowe in 2010, on some occasions you can see and hear the wonderful steam engines coming up the valley. Take a look at their website for further details and online bookings, as it can get very busy: www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk
Hire a bike and cycle along the newly opened Monsal Trail. Click here to discover this stunning, cycle trail www.peakblackwellcyclehire.com
Contact our friend Cheryl at Blackwell Mill cycle hire for great rates www.peakblackwellcyclehire.com
Also, visit www.peakdistrictcycleways.co.uk
A great resource with cycling route ideas and downloadable maps.
Visit our local markets during your stay and support our local producers
Visit the Totally Locally Leek Market which takes place on the first Sunday of every month with an artisan market with lovely local food, jewellery, ceramics, photography, arts, homeware and more with lots of Leek’s lovely independent shops and cafes open – all making for a relaxed Sunday shopping.
Take a look at their website http://totally-locally.co.uk/leek/
Visit local open air markets and Livestock Markets at Leek and Bakewell.